Flexibility and Allegra

I am currently working on the Allegra, I can seem to get my top knee straight and I think my hips might need to rotate more.


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End of the year flexibility -Cathe

I have pictures from awhile ago but I can’t find them 😦 Hopefully they will turn up. We took pictures in flexibility class on the last day of the year. I am not that bendy but I can see improvement and that is exciting.

Right splits

Right splits

Left splits

Left splits

Center splits, I am pleased before I could not get below the line that I am now about two inches below. Normally I am good a pointing my toes but I forgot for the picture.

Center splits, I am pleased before I could not get below the line that I am now about two inches below. Normally I am good a pointing my toes but I forgot for the picture.

Back bend

Back bend

Forward bend

Forward bend

forward bend

forward bend

Flexibility is key in pole dancing

I have been taking a pole flexibility class regularly for about six months and have seen a huge improvement in my flexibility. I still haven’t quite got a full front split, but it’s so close that if I turn my hips out I can touch the floor with my hips. My straddle (or box) splits have dramatically improved too. And even though its not quite as dramatic a difference, I have seen a difference in my back flexibility. This next year I have many fitness goals and the majority of them have to do with improving my flexibility. Here are some shots of my last flexibility class of 2012.

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My right split. There hasnt been much change to this one in the last few months. I need a bit more stretch in my hip flexor and I think I could finally nail it.

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My left split. This side has seen major improvements. I think my left side is almost as close as my right and that used to not be the case.

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My box split. I can go flat if I’m in the froggy position ( legs bent instead of extended) but the full split has a good 6 inches to go. My inner thighs are so tight though and this hurts my knees a bit.

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My back bend. I just need to focus on my back flexibility. This needs more work to get the hips higher and more of an arch.

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And my forward bend on and off the pole. This is my bread and butter. I’ve always been able to nail the forward bend. Now I need to work on further extending my head to my toes and bringing my legs behind my head.